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October 22, 2021updated 26 Apr 2022 12:29pm

Nizhnekamskneftekhim Nizhnekamsk Complex, Russia

By Carmen

Nizhnekamskneftekhim Nizhnekamsk Complex is an active petrochemical complex located in Tatarstan Republic, Russia. The complex started commercial operations in 1973 and currently has an active annual capacity of 4mtpa. Its capacity is expected to increase to 8.04mtpa in 2030. The plants in this complex are operated by Nizhnekamskneftekhim.

Key Products Capacity – Nizhnekamskneftekhim Nizhnekamsk Complex, 2020

Key products produced in this complex include ethylene, ethylene oxide (EO), ethylbenzene, propylene, styrene etc.

Ethylene accounts for major capacity share i.e., 15.3% of the total annual capacity of the complex with 0.61mtpa, followed by ethylene oxide (EO) and ethylbenzene with 10.3% (0.41mtpa) and 8.5% (0.34mtpa) respectively.

Details of key upcoming projects in Nizhnekamskneftekhim Nizhnekamsk Complex

The complex is set to add capacity with some of the key upcoming plants including Nizhnekamskneftekhim Nizhnekamsk Ethylene Plant 2 (0.6mtpa), Nizhnekamskneftekhim Nizhnekamsk Ethylene Plant 3 (0.6mtpa), Nizhnekamskneftekhim Nizhnekamsk Methanol Plant (0.5mtpa), Nizhnekamskneftekhim Nizhnekamsk Polyethylene Plant 1 (0.3mtpa), and Nizhnekamskneftekhim Nizhnekamsk Polypropylene Plant 2 (0.4mtpa).

The complex also includes Nizhnekamskneftekhim Nizhnekamsk Toluene Plant, and Nizhnekamskneftekhim Nizhnekamsk Xylene Plant for which the capacity information is not available/reported.

About Nizhnekamskneftekhim

Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK) is a petrochemical company that produces and sells synthetic rubbers and plastics. It operates as part of TAIF Group, which offers naphtha under a long-term contract. The company’s product portfolio includes general and specialty purpose rubbers, polystyrene, monomers, glycols, polypropylene, and polyethylene. Nizhnekamskneftekhim also provides other petrochemical products such as ethylene oxide, petroleum resin, alpha-olefins, and surfactants. The company operates through a network of production plants and research and technology, and design center, rail transport unit, ethylene pipeline system and support units. Nizhnekamskneftekhim exports its products across various countries in Europe, America, Middle East, India and South-East Asia. The company operates nine plants, a research and technology center and a design center including service units. The company is headquartered in Nizhnekamsk, Tatarstan, Russia.


Information on the petrochemical complexes/plants is sourced from GlobalData’s oil & gas petrochemicals plants database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, petrochemical plants globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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